Tipperary SHC: Sars surge floors MacDonagh's

July 25, 2020

Thurles Sarsfields' Padraic Maher clashes with Eoin Williams of Kilruane MacDonaghs. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Thurles Sarsfields pulled clear of Kilruane MacDonagh's in the final quarter of their Tipperary SHC opener at Holycross this afternoon.

A Sarsfields scoring surge that yielded 1-8 between the 45th and 60th minutes floored MacDonagh's who fell to a 1-19 to 1-13 defeat.

With Liam Sheedy looking on, Billy McCarthy made an impressive return for Sarsfields after a lengthy absence from a serious knee injury sustained in 2018.

Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy in attendance. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Kian O'Kelly's goal helped MacDonagh's to a 1-7 to 0-8 interval lead and they maintained it until Sarsfields took over with 15 minutes to go.

In today's other Group 3 tie, Loughmore-Castleiney overcame Moycarkey-Borris 1-22 to 0-17 at Semple Stadium while Seamus Callanan's Drom-Inch done enough to beat Roscrea in Group 1.

Also in Group 1, an injury-time point secured last year's finalists Kiladangan a 1-20 to 3-14 draw with JK Bracken's

Tipperary SHC round 1 results and fixtures

Saturday 25 July

Group 1
Drom-Inch 2-18 Roscrea 2-16 
Kiladangan 1-20 JK Bracken's 3-14

Group 3
Thurles Sarsfields 1-19 Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-13
Loughmore-Castleiney 1-22 Moycarkey-Borris 0-17

Sunday 26 July

Group 2
Eire Og Annacarty Donohill v Clonoulty-Rossmore, Semple Stadium, 3pm
Nenagh Eire Og v Holycross-Ballycahill, Semple Stadium, 7pm

Group 4
Borris-Ileigh v Toomevara, Nenagh, 1pm
Burgess v Upperchurch-Drombane, Dolla, 1pm

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